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Newport residents among the most at-risk of online scams

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NEWPORT residents are some of the most at-risk of online shopping scams in Wales, a new study has shown.

According to online scam specialists Payback Ltd, the city is one of the places where the highest number of adults make purchases online.

And, as such, they are more easily targeted by scams.

In Wales, only Cardiff was found to be more exposed.

The study was carried out by analysing Office for National Statistics (ONS) data looking at how much different age groups shop online, and the age of the population in all 22 local authority areas in Wales.

This metric showed that Cardiff has the population at the highest risk of online shopping scam activities, with 87 per cent of the people over 18 in the city set to make purchases online over the course of the year.

The city has one of the largest proportions of people aged 25 and 34 years old (62,791 people), who make up just below one-fourth of the…

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